Spicy, Savory, And Easy To Throw Together

Crispy Miso Chili Tofu

A rich, flavorful sauce lusciously coating crispy fried tofu, perfect for a fast delicious weeknight meal.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Servings 2 Servings (Yield: 2 Servings)
Calories 434 kcal


For the sauce:

  • 1 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ginger root minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 medium scallions sliced thinly on the diagonal

For the tofu:

  • 1 extra firm or firm block of tofu
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the garnish:

  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Thai basil or Italian basil chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon scallions sliced thinly on the diagonal or shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 Serrano pepper sliced thinly on the diagonal
  • 1 teaspoon Fresno chilis minced
  • 1 /2 teaspoon black and/or white sesame seeds


For the sauce:

  • In a small bowl combine all of the sauce ingredients and blend thoroughly. Set aside.

For the tofu:

  • Rinse and wrap the tofu in a clean dish towel, pressing out the excess liquid, and pat dry. Place the block of tofu in front of you horizontally on a cutting board, and slice into 8 equal pieces. Pat each piece dry and salt and pepper each slice on one side.
  • In a frying pan over medium, heat the oil. Add the tofu slices salt and pepper side down to the pan, and fry, undisturbed, for 4 minutes each side. Salt and pepper the side facing you before flipping them over. Remove to paper towels and carefully pat dry any excess oil.

Plating and garnishing:

  • Layer the tofu slices lengthwise down the center of a platter. Spoon the sauce down the center of the tofu, and top with herbs, scallions or shallots, chili peppers, and sesame seeds.
  • Serve with rice and vegetables.
Keyword Chili Peppers, Miso, Tofu
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